All Posts Tagged With: "safety audit at York U."
A pro-choice club denied, Marc Garneau & safety at York U.
1. More than 1,300 people have confirmed on Facebook that they will attend a protest at York University on Wednesday demanding better security. “Over the past few months there have been many cases where assaults, robbery, and mischief have been happening with our students at York,” says the Facebook page. York officials reported earlier this month that they have implemented 70 per cent of the recommendations from a recent safety audit.
2. A Kwantlen University student is threatening to sue his student association after it cited a “pro-choice policy” as the reason for denying his pro-life group status as a club. Oliver Capko told The Province he believes the ban denies him freedom of expression. However, it’s not just his group that doesn’t get funding from the Kwantlen Student Association. Political, religious or “controversial” groups like the Muslim Association are also denied club status.
3. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas plans to ask the UN General Assembly on Thursday to recognize Palestine in the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem. The U.S., Israel, Canada and Germany are opposed. France, Spain and Norway are in favour. The U.K. is undecided.